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Fuller's London Porter - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,284 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,284
Reviews: 1,158
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 179
Gots: 188 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2001

Fuller's London Porter is an award-winning example of this historic English style; smooth and creamy with delicious chocolate and coffee flavors derived from the roasted malt.

The griffin Brewery is Chiswick, London, has brewing fine ales since 1654.

The Fuller, Smith & Turner partnership dating back to 1845, brews an excellent range of award-winning beers, many of which are available in the U.S. including London Pride pale ale and the Old's original ESB.
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3.22/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a moderately dark brown with a minimal light tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves behind minimal lacing. Not the most attractive beer I've ever seen, but it's not bad.

Smells of toffee, caramels, some chocolates, malts, and a layer of heavy minerals that's somewhat odd, but also kind of refreshing.

The main body of the taste is heavy, watery caramels--not too complex, but still relatively pleasing. There's a follow up of the mineraly flavors and a good deal of sweetened coffee. It's very standard and very light, but not necessarily in a bad way.

Very light mouthfeel, with moderate carbonation and a sort of fluffy consistency that goes down extremely (read: dangerously) easily.

It's extremely drinkable and mild, and though that's not what I come to in a porter usually, it's refreshing, and ultimately a successful beer that serves as somewhat of a standard benchmark to judge others in the style against, for better and for worse.

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3.23/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a standard pint glass.

A - Brownish coloration, ruby hints, nice thick head of off white froth, decent retention, spotted lacing.

S - Odd aroma of chewy chocolate fudge, malts, and chocolate candy.

T - Very dry and bitter profile with a slight hint of coffee. Not overly complex, but not too bad either.

M - Medium dry body, low carbonation level, mildly bitter aftertaste.

D - Not sure I could do more than one of these in a sitting, the candy like flavor gets to be a bit too much after a while. Not bad overall and certainly worth a try.

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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Middle of the pack porter. Perfect example of this style. Nothing to rave about. Solid.

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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Fullers London Porter

I swear I’ve had this one, but wow I can’t recall.

Pours a typical porter dark but not deep black, far from, thick but not watery, and pours a brown head that’s nice, but dies with marginal lacing. This looks like many of the English porters I’ve seen so nothing special.

Chocolate, vanilla, caramel, coffee ,roasted malt…really enjoyable notes. A touch on the sweet vs roasted side but enjoyable.

This has some light hints of roasted coffee, chocolate malt, and finishing with some English hops….why do the English even have hops?

5.4% so I suppose it should be a bit weak, but man this is weak and watery. It could use the magic of a cask treatment or nitro tapping to up the body. Still has some carbonation and a bit of body so it doesn’t embarrass the style.

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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

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3.28/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.29/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dammit, I hate getting screwed out of 0.8 ounces of beer with these British bottles. Best by date of April 2011.

Dark dark brown in the pint glass with hints of red velvet when held up to the light. Head? None to speak of here. Some coffee in the nose but more chocolate, toffee and other sugars. Taste follows suit but the roasted coffee comes through more strongly here, and there's a detectable char in the finish. You'd think with low carbonation it would be much more creamy, but it ain't. I can immediately think of a handful of more accessible and superior porters.

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3.3/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep brown/black color. Completely opaque. Tons of burnt coffee aroma eminating from the glass. Little to no head, no lacing present. Very little carbonation to speak of but I suppose thats to style. This beer as a pretty decent body and goes down smooth. Of all the porters I've tried, this is about middle ground. Very drinkable due to low ABV and I could probably drink a few of these happily.

Fuller's London Porter from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
93 out of 100 based on 2,284 ratings.